As members you have requested more information on the issues that affect the over 50′s, we have created this resource page to provide gardening tips and advice for over 50s.
Whether you want to eat produce grown through your own efforts, or value the pleasure that flowers and shrubs can bring, gardening can be a very satisfying pastime. You don’t need to have access to a large garden to realise many of its benefits – pots on a balcony or a window box can be put to good use to bring a flavour of the countryside into an urban setting.
Gardening has many health benefits and provides a work-out for the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. It can improve strength, endurance and flexibility, helping to prevent problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. In addition, physical exercise releases endorphins, which help to alleviate stress. These benefits have been recognised by many organisations.
In fact outdoor activities such as gardening are very important for helping the body to metabolise vitamin D during exposure to sunlight. Less tangibly, many people find that gardening engenders a sense of wellbeing. Gardens can attract bees, butterflies and other environmentally benign wildlife. You can have a significant positive environmental effect if you practise sustainable gardening.
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Gardening tips and advice for over 50s
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